Rule 80102: Alcoholic Beverages

1.  Title

Alcoholic Beverages

2.  Rule and Regulation

Sec. 1  Prohibition.   The use of alcoholic beverages is prohibited on property and in buildings owned or controlled by The University of Texas System or any of the institutions. However, the Chancellor of the U. T. System or the president of an institution may waive this prohibition with respect to any event sponsored by the U. T. System or any of the institutions. An event is sponsored if a budgeted office, department, or division of the U. T. System or any of the institutions is responsible for organizing the event, inviting attendees, and paying expenses related to the event, except that such an event is considered to be sponsored even if an outside entity pays for the food and beverages at the event. Meetings or events organized and presented by registered faculty, staff, or student organizations are not events sponsored by the U. T. System or any of the institutions. 

Sec. 2  Does Not Apply.   Section 1 immediately above does not apply to areas that are licensed under State law for the sale and service of alcoholic beverages, to a Special Use Facility during use by a non-institutional individual, group, association, or corporation for purposes permitted by the Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 80106, or to property, buildings, or facilities that are occupied by a third party pursuant to a written lease or occupancy agreement that does not specifically exclude alcoholic beverages. 

Sec. 3  Strict Enforcement.   State law relating to alcoholic beverages will be strictly enforced at all times on property and in buildings owned or controlled by the U. T. System or any of the institutions.

3.  Definitions

None

4.  Relevant Federal and State Statutes 

Texas Education Code Section 51.202 – Rules and Regulations; Penalty

5.  Relevant System Policies, Procedures, and Forms 

Regents’ Rules and Regulations, Rule 80106 – Special Use Facilities

6.  Who Should Know 

Faculty
Staff
Students
Police Officers

7.  System Administration Office(s) Responsible for Rule 

Office of Academic Affairs
Office of Health Affairs

8.  Dates Approved or Amended 

December 10, 2004

9.  Contact Information 

Questions or comments regarding this Rule should be directed to: 
•  bor@utsystem.edu